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CLASS .
N. P. Adresen.
There are two opposlng cause,
One of workers, one of drones;
And the few control the mosses,
Feudal kings, but lacking thrones
"Divine right of landed tiles!"
Is the motto they support.
Workingmen. remove your bridles!
SElse, ere lone, they'll own the earth.
Vote to make conditions better
Than they ever were of old,
Vote to break each single fetter,
Help to smash the "calf of gold,"
You admire the. present order
Of corruption and sin?
If you d(Ion't then cross the border.
Help the $ociallst to win.
Plan Oie
Labor Parade.
(Continued from page one.)
and gone to Indtltliimit)lija in order *o
,ad,, thte indignity otf goiIng back over
the sameilln, routeit a prisoner. Ilosick
dlsappuiured the day Governor John
Kon honored the requisltion for his
removul to indiana and no trace could
be found of him until he arrived In
Chicago on Friday.
Chief of Police I-hastian aided Hlos
Ick in his effort to aiold the arresting
officer and had Hiotsick decided to
leave the country the Chief undoubt
ed'y would have been a party to the
plot.
The mystery of the disappearance
of George II. Shoat, the correspondent
for the Appeal to Reason of Girard,
Kansas, has deepened as the days go
by. On the night of Aug. 13th Shoaf
disappeared from the home of his
cousin Mrs. Lucy Hormann at 1026
West Ninth street. He left the house
at 10 o'clock intending to return to
his room. At midnight after every
body in the apartment house had re
tired Mrs. Bormann and others in the
building heard the sound of a terrific
fall in the hall way. Nothing was
discovered to indicate a struggle at the
time but in the morning Shoat's bat
tered derby hat and a bludgeon was
found In the lower hall way at the
foot of the stairs.
The police were notified and by a
strange and unusuaI coincidence
James Hosick, the man who is held
on a felony charge of kidnaping
Shoaf's friend and fellow worker, was
put on the case. With Hosick was
detective Zeiglier The men spent half
an hour in the vicinity then threw the
hat and weapon into the property
clerk's room and abondoned the case.
The next day Zeigler left for a vaca.
tlon trip and then oalsick disappeared
on his secret trip to Indianapolis to
answer to the Indictment for kidnap
Ing John J. McNamara.
Shoaf had been working on a theory
that H. G. Otis had hired a man to
bring about a small explosion In the
Times building to create public sym
pathy for the paper which had 'ost
Its vast presige of influence and was
losing its grip on the labor haters
of the community. Shoat declared
bl -e Our mWwrvw er
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or twlee sr whol M".u. welch s more ILs
the small explosion started the btss
gas explosion which wrecked the old
fire trap and east the lives of 21 work.
ers. He declared he was working the
plot out and had the full evidence
In his possesion. He told a friend he
was going to take the papers in the
case to his cousin for safe keeping.
Shoars friends and relatlves believe
the Vocallst writer had been watched
and that he was killed in order that
the papers might be destroyed and
that his lips would be forever closed.
Captain George C. Shoaft, chief of
detectives of the police department of
San Antonia. Texas, as taken charge
of the case. He says he Is convinced
his son was killed by a notorious de
tecive who has long been a tool of the
lalor haters of this country. Thu
man under suspll.on has a had record.
lie can be found any day that (Capt.
Shoa wants him
The following gr.aing i~ from J J.
a;'l J. 1it. .Mc.>inaira aid it dlzen
othI - labor ,and- ra in th,. county Jail,
poliical off ndcrs agrainst capitallaam:
\V, are in prison, lohind st, I bars.
You ara out in the olp)n sunshino.
'%. iIr, hor s, lcuI ile we.t al . I % hat
yout ar-- workingmen and noinl knows
thl day lhen you mayibe rlred to
Join us-- whn you may by virtue of
the fact that you are tollers, offend
the masters who hold the key to the
prisons. The only solution is the
workingman's ballot. It is the strong
right arm of the working class. Cap
Italism controls the courts, the jails,
makes the laws and enforces them:
makes the conditions under which you
toll and takes from you what you
create. Labor is In the overwhelm
ing majority. Standing together labor
can make the laws, abolish the Jalls
and bring in an era of economic free
dom, the right of man to w'uat he
creates. To you, our comrades who
have left to you a measure of liberty
we say, vote as you strike; vote to.
gether for yourselves for your wives,
for your children and for the children
of all the ages to come. Show the
world your final supremacy over ail
thugs.
The capitalist system is hard on the
the capitalists. It keeps them on the
I humale to keep what they have got
and it keeps them in fear of the com
ing of Socialllm.
There are many little chaps who
imagine because they get a couple cf
thousand dollars income that they
are in the plute clas and that So
clalism will hurt them. Let not these
,ittle chaps be afraid. They are but
Imitation plutes and Socialism wilU
benefit them
Socialism widl fi the worker
from the fear of the anger of the
boess. It will free him from the fear
of losing his job. It will free him
from the necessity of bowing to the
men who control his job. It will
make a free man of him.
The plunderers who live off of
sweated labor like to go to church and
hear sermons preached to wage slaves
about being patient under suffering
and resisting not evil. No wonder
Rockefei~bw and his gang hug religion
of that brand and get control of SunL
day-schools.
REFRRKNDUM
INVOKED
Donohue Militia Bil! Will BW
Submitt d to the Voters
at the Next lection.
The infamous Donohue Military 1: ,
Ipass.. I by the i.ist I.gihlatlr ., ..:
submitted to the voters of ..loutan..l
at the n.xt elh tin for thtir li .l I
or rejection.
Enough signatures to th. 1i tolI,ns
demanding that the law go to a r, fer
endum have been flied with the S. crc.
tary of State, but not enough to an
nul the law pending the r. suit of the
referendum.
The law requires that 15 per cent
of the voters in at least 15 counties
sign the petition for referendum be.
fore the law Is made ineffective pend
ing the referendum, but 5 per cent
of the voters in two thirds of the
counties In the state can demand that
the law be submitted to the voters,
the law still being in force pendlng
the referendum.
While 18 counties have flred petI
tions demanding the referendum three
counties have less than five per cent
and the remaining 15 upwards of five
per cent, some counties having nearly
20 per cent.
The counties filing with the Secre
tary of State petitions for the referen
dum containing signatures of over 5
per cent of the voters are as follows:
Broadwater, Carbon, Cascade, Cus
ter, Deer Lodge. Gallatin, Jefferson,
Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Missoula,
Park, Powell Ravalli, Bliver Bow, and
Yellowstone.
Petitions containing the signatures
of less than five per cent of the voters
In the county were received f'om
Beaverhead. Chouteau and Madison
counties.
On Monday August 28th. the State
officials conceeded that the referen
dum would be invoked and prepared
the legal papers In anticipation that
a enough signatures would be received
r
WORKINGMEN'. INMtURANCE.
By Wm. R. Shler. i
What guarantee have injured wage- ,
earners that the money promised them i
under Workingmen's Compensation '
Act will be paid?'
In view of the fact that some states I
have already passed such acts, and t
that other states contemplate doing su i
the question is one of timely interlst I
to American Socialists
It is not sufficient for the law mere
ly to state the amount of compensa.
tion that shlall be paid to workina
men or their famlles for injuries in
curred during employment. It is nec
essary that the law should also pro
vide some scheme to protect injured
workmen against the insolvency of
their employers.
The British Workmen's Compensa
tion Act, for example, provides that
injured employee shall receive halt
wages during the period of their dis
ability, but does not require employe:.'
to furnish a guarantee that the money
will be paid.
We can make his clear by a con
crete example.
Take John Smith. lie is a car
penter working for Mr. Jones, a build.
Ing contractor. lie falls from a roof
and breaks both legs. lie is perma
nentl,' disabled. The law states that
Mr. Jones must pay John Smith week
ly a sum equal so half the wages h,"
was receiving at the time of the acci
,i nt.
Now supposing Mr Jones shout.l
become bankrupt or for any ras. n
whatever go out of business. Then
i hat would happen poor Smith' It I,
quite clear that the weeky payment
due him under the compensation act
would not be forthcoming.
This Is a serious detect In the Blrt
.h law In many respects the British
iet is a model, but It should not be
ndorsed by Socialists as a whole, for
is scope should be greatly extended
I nd some provision made that guar
ntees working people the compein
3 atoln du1, them, no matter what hap
camn. I. tt that the l:.
c r,. ~ "i"n. , i , intie 1\ý
ba "k r. f, r. ndlum petit. r
Inter,' . y r ulnintentir n I
If ,' :In * n tI.i duon, ,
th," :l t~ ini nke h," I
wou .: n rl n t filure.. Th, .Il
Recr I rs who w",rre delln., r
notifi .l and thi"lr attention :1 t.
the f~, t that they were %1l .1 1 the
law, hiichi rsulttd In th i - ' Tti.,n I
being forwarded to the S .:.ty of
State immediately.
A total of 7,079 signatur -. re re.
celved on the petitions an. t< rtifi, d
by the. 'lerks and Record. r- of the
various counties as being tihe signa
tures of qualified voters. While we
have been unable to check up all the
signatures that the Clerks and Re
corderes have disqualified. y".t. from
Invesatigations made we find that ap
1 proximately 1,500 signaturs were
thrown out by the Clerks and Itecord
! era, or seventeen and one-half per cent
of the total signatures received on the
petitihons, enough to hay, hiten us
the 15 per cent required ly law to
I have suspended the militia law pend
: la the referendum. 1.250 more
signatures in six counties would have
given the required 15 per cent in 15
counties.
T This is the first time that the re
ferendum law has been put In use.
although the referendum law has been
SIn force nearly five years.
The petitions on file at the office
of the Secretary of State show that
only In the communities in which the
a MONTANA NEWS circulat a have
Ssignatures been obtained, and further
I that In proportion to the number of
t MONTANA NEWS circulated in the
crcmmunity were signatures secured.
pens to the employer.
The British act, however, permits,
and therefore encourages employers
to take out accident Insurance in pri
vate Insurance companies. Under this
arrangement the insurance company
assumes the liabldty of the emp)oyer.
This is a commmendable provision so
far as It goes , but it does not compsl
employers to take out such Insurance,
nor does it protect the workers againct
the insolvency of the Insurance com.
panles. If any of these companies
go bankrupt, the victims of industrial
.ucldents within their Jurisdlcton have
no redress.
A big improvement upon the British
system is to be found in France and
Belgium. In them countri.s the gov
ernment has established a 'sate guar
antee fund to protect the insured per
cons against the insolvency of the
employers or the insurance company
In Prance all employers, whether in
sured or not. must contribute a cer
tain tax to this guarantee fund, while
in Belgium these contributions are
only exacted from employers In case
of failure on their part to carry ac
cident insurance. The Bellum law al
so requires that In case the employer
does not take out ordinary insurance
he shall deposit with the government.
the capitalized value of the due.
In Holland, Italy and Finland the
government. In adition to estatlishing
the Individual responsllillty of cmn.
ployers, makes it obligatory for them
to aske out insurance either in recog
nlsed private companies or in a state
I institutions or to furnish a guaranty,
in the form of a cash deposit with the
a government, sufficient to cover their
responsibility In IInHland a staL,,
t Insurance exists which does a consid
Scerable part of the insurance, but pri
vate companies are allowed to com
Spte with it.
a In Hungary, Luxemburg. Norway
' and Austria a central state institution
r conducts the Insurance of employers
i subjec to law, the Insurance in those
countries being compulsory, while In
Germany the organizations conducting
the Insurance are composed of em
ployers engag.,d In the same or simll.r
industries, and membership in the
proper association I= compulsory for
all empioyers engaged in the prope.r
aswoclation Is compulsory for all em
ploy, ra engaged In that Industry.
(ompulsory Insurance should be a
feature of all compensation acts. And
,mplocrs should be compelled to In
sure their work people In a state In.
-titutl,,n Instead of in private comnpan
I i., for th. reason that governments
olm, If ever, go bankrupt, while
Iri\uat. companies, at some tim, >r
her., usuailly do. Moreover, it 1,
*I of the Socialist program to r,"
:rilt the sphere of prilat.. .ntrprl.
in i, .ry pioatble, way.
All classes of labor as will as bu.
Ines and n elrin rclal Ilmsttlltiull arc
ort ¶li.lred ilnto aa..ot'Iiloas io uiad ne '
Il1.ir twelfare...T le farmenrs are tlie
L:.'- thalit i noit horganlrin l I fr iiutnil
p', l1 n I il Et h the I n'ln-It O 111 h,
lihld as MolII ar tIer humalinn tht: prt c.
onl the farmer I orgranlltred self prot t.
ioms. It is lihe that thile falrill'ri i:ri
ortlranizedt llinto iniionus to secure tihe
hen.lits I andl praute.lioli that ican only
he gCot by forge of inulllrls.
Organize a farmer.rs ulllon In ylollr
distriht. I'urlhrr prhicullars ctal hei
had by senel.ir; a letter of Inlqulry toI
Union I.'Frlner. Itox 908 Helena
If you ll re l..,lI', d to the Stnt.
Sal., IlHrding Ipiw. ritn the demand
for a referlld 1;11 n the samne.
CONSPIREtC Y
of the Money and Land-Owning Kings
of the Period of the War of tie
REVOLUTION
EXPOSED IN
"UNITED STATES CONSTI
TUTION AND SOCIALISM"
BY BILA8 IHOOD
A book of 32 pages containing the real truth about our "patriot"
forefathers. It has history not found in our hcsool books. These
are the articles which recently ran in the. Soclal-Dn mocratic Hera4d
and for which there was so larg, a demand that they had to be
printed in book form.
Learn who are the real patriots were then and who the traitors
are now. Adoption of the United. States Constitution was the re
sult of a monster conspiracy and every citizen of America should
c know the truth. W\\'..thinl.tn 'nd Franklin not spared lIamil
ton and Hancock exposed. White slavery, kidnaping, murder,
debtors prisons and pogitical trickery. It Contains Reference List
for llistorical IRtsearch In Libraries.
Push the sale of this book. It is good propaganda.
Single Coy 10c, 25 Copies $1.75 100 Cols $G.00 Postage Prepaid
Montana News Helena, Montana.
HEADQUII ARTERS FOR 'NION PRINTING.
Comrades and Brother:
We desire to call your attention to the printing office of the
Montana News. We do all kinds of printing for labor
)rganlzations, Constitutions, By-Laws, Letter Hleads, Env,.l.pes
Working Cards, all stationary and printed material used by
unlons.
The Montana News Is the only paper in the Rocky Mountain
states that advocates the right of labor at all times and in all
places. Regardless of what the grelvences may be we stand
by the stikers in the struggle of the union against the
corporations. In more than one instance we have turned
public opinion in favor of the strikers, and in more than one
city and camp have we made the union label respected.
The Montana News is supported exclusively by the workers
and the profits from Job work of the labor organizations of
Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Utah.
Perhaps your union has not required the assistance of any
paper in times of trouble, but rest assured, should you
organization ever become involved in a strike; the Montana
News will be found on your side and ready to give all the
assistance that press and pen can do to win the strike.
A labor press should be built tip, and we need your nasistance
will you send us your order for the printing of your un'tin?
Why supponr prit shopl whose paper attack )ou or treat
your cause with silence antld indllffelntnee, whten you are Ilnvoliol
In a strike?
The capitalists know the power of the press and control
the papers accordingly.
Bhould your union require anything in the line of p:lntlmg
give us a chance to bid on same. Ask us for oulr pri "s.
We may charge higher than scab shops, but we .ay all ex
press charges on packages sent out. Itemember we are the
headquarters for Union Printing in the Northwest and the
shop that h.a made the Union Label respected.
No work leaves our shop that does not bear the Unilon
Label. None but Union men employed.
Hoping to be favored by the patronage and support of your
n ales.
g Praternally,
i. " MONTANA NEWI
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som-. goald-staniped, hligh-grade cloth.
Soii nao and,u olale-aacked haook, printed an
easy, open type on high quality paper,
rx5 Inches in size. The booak contain.
paages; 12 chapters; 1:I Inta"nscly
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